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grown up and are able to do. the downturn in the economy in 2008 stripped away billions of dollars of wealth and ambassador starting to come back but we must resolve that the damage to families done by the doctor must never happen again. it begins today. on this campus by the year 2029 with the year that marks the centennial dr. king's birth, most of you in this room will have attained the age of dr. king did when he gave his famous speech. your education here at the law school and throughout this university must and will empower you with the ethical values and analytical mind to shape the arguments and city halls, court rooms and boardrooms to empower people and end poverty and discrimination. the university of san francisco of today looks like tomorrow's california. the school of law more than 55% of
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our students are women. over 52% of our incoming class of students of color. we are preparing all of you to be successful contributors to your future employers, and communities, and strong and caring leaders. ethical professionals. you are preparing each other. we all change the world from here. in the year 2029 children who are starting kindergarten this week will be your age now. will they have benefited from integrated quality schools and be ready in the science and technology or other fields of that era? will they be able to interact, appreciate and love and more diverse setting than we've ever seen before? our job today is for the answer and 2029 to be not just, yes we can, but yes, we did. it is now my honor to introduce the mayor of our great city and county of san francisco, and lee. i've known
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him and admired him since his days as a civil rights attorney at the asian law caucus. mayor lee has worked hard to keep the economy and economic recovery on track. to create jobs for our residents. mayor lee keeps his focus on making san francisco a city that celebrates diversity and leads the way in job creation innovation, education, healthcare, and the environment for future generations. mayor lee began his career in civil rights as a community activist. he later served as director of our san francisco human rights commission fighting for people who weren't able to have their voices heard. now as mayor, he continues the fight closing people i implement programs and services that help our most vulnerable communities. we are where honor to have you as you carry us for tonight and because ford is one city, merely. thank you. >> [applause] >> thank you, john. i mean dean
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just enough. thank you for that introduction and also for all the things that you're doing here. un proposed turbine are going to be helping the students we learn about not only our history but you'll be helping a lot of students in this city succeed so thank you very much for your work. to my honor, to be here tonight. good evening, mayor brown. good evening father private and all the administration here. it's really exciting to be here to be part of tonight's celebration. that recognizes the historic 50th anniversary of the march on washington. certainly a very critical
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movement towards equality and the struggle for civil rights in america. just a few minutes ago i had the pleasure again of meeting my good friend dr. clarence jones and reliving those years, 50 years ago we still marvel what we were doing 50 years ago ourselves. trying to give and i know he'll be up here in a minute explaining perhaps some key moments that we should all try to understand. because as intravenous said joe said earlier as well, the struggle continues. it is with us. we look back, who could have imagined it years ago that we would have had today a first african-american president of the united states. >> [applause] >> who could've 50 years ago
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have imagined we would have the first african-american mayor of san francisco in mayor brown. who could have imagined % >> [applause] >> who could have have imagined we would have the first chinese american mayor in san francisco? >> [applause] >> these events of course, just do not happen by themselves. he digs great sacrifice. ultimately, it takes american heroes to allow those situations to exist. it also highlights the great leaders right here in san francisco who continue to improve the quality of life for all of our residents. celebrating diversity and equality for all and shape our nation's history. as i look around the room, of course, dr. clarence jones is
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here tonight, but also many other leaders reflected in our city administrator naomi kelly. in our san francisco commissioners including joe marshall, michelle davis, and susan christian from her human rights commission. who you later here this evening, and also of course, again, don to zia and jennifer to peter for their great work. one of the highlights i have in my own personal history is that moment where i was serving as the director of the human rights commission, and i went to mayor willie brown at the time. it again i indicated to him that, yes, i've had many years of advocacy on behalf of people but i really wanted to do something more direct. so he asked me what was that. i want to get into the real business
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of the city where people get hired, contracts get awarded, the real business of the city. he said, why do you want to do that could i said because i believe we'll civil rights movement is an economic justice. and i felt women-owned and minority owned businesses could be key to that and that as i grew in these positions there was something else that i wanted to do. something that i had learned from the civil rights movement. something that ms. obama says consulate and the president says constantly, and that is when you get into these positions it is our responsibility to keep the door open for the next person and that is why today you see, as i've become mayor, you have the
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director of the public works department, you have the general manager of the public utilities commission, you have the new director of the juvenile justice and of course you have our own city administrator, all people who came from backgrounds that 50 years ago would not have been welcome in these jobs. >> [applause] >> is not enough in those years where i saw african-americans being laborers, being bus drivers, being mechanics. now, they help me run the city and create opportunities for others. it is now their responsibility along with me to keep the doors of opportunity open and keep alive the dream
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that we are so charged with and no that to accomplish that dream we have to deliver on so many of the other promises that were made. it is up to us to deliver those promises to the kids. yesterday morning, first day of school. i went to denman middle school, the middle part of district 11 of our city. we delivered for the very first time, computer tablets to middle school kids. many of whom are african-american and latino. in asian from different countries. who've never had an ipad before. that was the first day they began to load their homework on ipads. they began to understand and sense they are part of today's new economy
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and new jobs. they will get those skill sets so that the twitters and the zingers and the salesforces were higher than in a few short years. they become part of economic justice in san francisco. they received their very first because in recognition of everything that's going on in education, all the struggles that we had before, our middle schools are not caught up yet. all 12 middle schools now have those computer sets for the first time in the history of our school district. we're making that commitment. we're delivering on those promises for everybody. we want this city to be the city for the 100% and ultimately, one of those kids will also become the mayor of san francisco. >> [applause] >> as was stated earlier, one of my highest priorities
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continues to be job creation for so many other people linking our residents and our youth with job opportunities. so it was last year we announced very boldly with our supervisor, supervisor you're not missed this year that she joins with me and the board is signaling to our youth a group of people that i know is at the heart of her agenda and others at the human rights commission that work with me, that we created 5200 jobs last summer for our youth. were not still satisfied with that. this year we announced 6000 jobs and the numbers will come in very shortly as the summer ends. i hope that those numbers reflect that accomplishment. because jobs and dignity are part of that agenda. >> [applause] >> we are not going to leave it
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just for the jobs. we are not going to leave anyone behind in our cities. we are forming new partnerships for the very technology industry companies that are beginning and have been locating here in san francisco to help us create the new workforce. because if we don't can certainly create that workforce it'll be created by somebody else for other people. so we formed a training row graham in 19 san francisco residents of diverse backgrounds to the jobs in the tech sector called tech sf. they've already began to enroll their graduates into the very technology company that are successfully locating here in the city. as i said earlier, were making progress in our public school system. test scores are at an all-time high in truancy is down in our school district, where one of
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the highest performance entities in the state broadly satisfied with that because we know ours middle schools are not good enough. were going to get the good were going to get to parental engagement in our middle schools. that's where the downfall that the two lindsay is at. we will help them to exceed. we will deliver even more resources and tax. in fact, this year the city of san francisco will help with over $100 million of resources to our san francisco school district. were not going to let them be isolated anyone. this is the future markets and public education is at the heart of it. we will help them succeed. were also making sure that this very expensive city is more affordable to more people. i know there's a lot of concern about that and we need to work on it. >> [applause] >> that's why i push hard on the housing trust fund that was passed last year creating one
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and half billion dollars, not million, one and half billion dollars to build more affordable housing in the next 30 years in san francisco. not stopping with that. to give mr. kelly and i are working very hard to re-envision a public housing, to note that sold housing. you know that's isolated poverty. you can't let that happen any longer. we've got to build mixed income housing and keep our promise to the residence. they're going to save housing housing networks, maintained for generations to come. not only is a promise we were doing that. we are doing that as we speak. >> [applause] >> yes, while were taking care of our residents we are also once again being a model to the nation by welcoming immigrants and empowering new citizens by launching an initiative called,
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pathways to citizenship, to ensure 100,000 san franciscans who are eligible for citizenship and pursue their new opportunities and be part of building our city's economy. when president obama conference of immigration reform is good for the country we begin by saying, here in san francisco and it begins with citizenship. that's the goal that we have. everybody must fully participate in our economy. >> [applause] >> we continue to be one of the most diverse cities in the country. that diversity helps us maintain our strength, our voices to be heard and that's why i believe our city becomes the number one model for affordable healthcare, and for housing, and for jobs. as you all know, san francisco city that celebrates and rewards
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pioneers and innovators. ground breakers and risk takers. our friend, dr. is just that person. dr. jones we are grateful for your contribution to the civil rights movement as not only the attorney, the advisor, and the speechwriter, but your words have been inspiring not only to all of us but to me personally. it inspires me to do more. it creates conditions under which i do not sit every time we come was something we say what's next because the dream has not been fulfilled for so many people. so, your words continue to inspire me and inspire us. you make the changes that we want to be and we march ahead and we will not turn back until everybody is taken care of. so it is with great pleasure that i celebrate you, dr. jones, and present you
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with an award on behalf of the city and county of san francisco in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. please, dr. jones step forward. >> [applause] >> dr. jones, on behalf of the city please accept this award of recognition for all your words that live on today and will love on forever with us. >> [applause] >> [music]
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>> >> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪
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>> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to
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provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events, shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored them remotely. so a title to a home, a
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passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home. >> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking. >> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out regularly you can use that for showering, drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people
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need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this, a manual can opener, your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really
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important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here. >> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well. >> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it. if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight.
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>> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for
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joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building to do make change in this community that i using the community. citizen engagement is the key and he want to thank the greatest mayor in the world mayor lee. (clapping) >> not even election time. anyway thank you all for being here. when i first landed in san francisco i i know it's a similar story for you i thought about where i was golden going and i understood its name origin as he city of st. francis.
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i think that means you come here you've got hopes and you've got hopes for the city that's compassionate. it represents the best of the cities it isn't the rough and tunnel city that i've had experience in but it had the special sense of freedom and compassion and quality and quality and all those things are happening with a banner year of getting rid of proposition 8 and celebrating life (clapping) where we're a pretty special place. it's even more special to create new jobs for people. we've never forgotten where
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we've came from the city of st. francis has never gotten and that's distinguished us. project hope has been about our expression now conditionally 50 times. our compassion and our opportunity for everyone who lives and works here to demonstrate that compassion. to each other. to that make this city a safer city and a more successful city but for the city for the 1 hundred percent. i want to a thank las vegas e devon and the whole staff for being here and the public health department. i want to thank our sf thank you and today sports 6 hundred members of our technology companies that point to
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experience not only the use of technology but also express their compassion for the city in giving back to a city that's helped them be successful. today, we have four very special sponsors and thank you for keeping your rates down. sprint for keeping us communicated prima facia. and virgin mobile and assurance wireless. their not only sponsors here but have brought anti volunteers and every time we get those opportunities you know what it's like first year perhaps for the first time looking somebody in the eye and saying i care about where you're going and i don't want you to necessarily live the
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rough-and-tumble street life. get some she felt and food and take a moment and think about what's happening next week. we care about your background. we know there may not be other supporters in your life. we care about you a because we know about life and want to share >> compassion in san francisco. this is what project homeless is all about and hopefully with that opportunity something might occur where someone says i want to do something for myself and get out of danger and maybe a daily existence of survival and maybe a hopefully life. something i constantly say we have to create hope in this city
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for those who have a lot to be hopeless about. this is why the services we provided today and the food and everything from dental to open california support associate services and mental consulting and maybe a little bit of mass age can actually open up somebody's heart and mind and want to take care of themselves. this is what happens in our city when you combine the technology companies and you combine them with the hearts that have been there with the associate programs and departments and, yes i'm going to continue to expand those programs. i understand that as

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